Certificate in Women's Ministry

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The Certificate in Women’s Ministry is a fully online program for women who desire to deepen their knowledge of God and His Word. This specialization will provide training and education to expand your practical ministry skills and deepen your spiritual life. Learn the “how to’s” of ministry — practical principles you can apply in your ministry from day one. Whether you need guidance on how to develop an effective women’s ministry, lead a ministry team, or counsel women biblically, you will receive biblically based and time-tested wisdom on how to inspire and lead those entrusted to your care.


The purpose of the Certificate in Women’s Ministry program is to equip women as lay leaders and church staff in woman-to-woman ministries by providing quality training and networking opportunities.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Certificate in Women’s Ministry program students will be able to:

  • Know, understand, and apply fundamental principles including appropriate interpretation and application of Scripture in ministering to people.
  • Be equipped with an understanding of biblical principles, concepts and techniques for meeting pastoral needs wherever they exist, especially in the local church.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Certificate in Women’s Ministry courses students will be able to:

  • Identify foundational knowledge and skills for effective women’s ministry.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of women’s ministry practices.
  • Identify present day challenges in women’s ministry.
  • Respond to contemporary challenges from a faithful biblical and theological perspective.

Program Structure

This Certificate in Women’s Ministry is 24 credits. Students must complete specified Women’s Ministry courses to earn the Certificate in Women’s Ministry. Courses in the Certificate in Women’s Ministry may be completed in any order. The method of instruction is 100% online, asynchronous format with video conferencing.

Course Requirements

Course Requirements    
Course ID Course Name Credits
MIN211 Women’s Ministry Essentials 3
MIN311 Women Teaching Women 3
MIN312 Developing Effective Women’s Ministries 3
MIN314 Leadership in Women’s Ministry 3
MIN326 Spiritual Formation for Women 3
MIN327 Women in Church History 3
MIN328 Women’s Ministry Discipleship & Evangelism 3
MIN355 Counseling Women 3

Total Credits: 24

Admission Requirements

Individuals seeking admission to a Calvary Chapel University undergraduate program must:

  • Fill out and submit the online application through the Populi system;
  • Pay a $50 non-refundable application fee;
  • Request official transcripts for high school and all college or university coursework.  Verification of high school completion or an equivalent must be verified by the Registrar through official transcripts prior to admissions, enrolling, and matriculation.
  • Minimum overall grade point average is 2.0.
  • Complete Student Reference Requests.

Official transcripts with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 must be received and verified by the Registrar prior to course enrollment.

The spiritual requirements for admission involve demonstrating an unwavering commitment to Christ and the inspired and inerrant Scriptures, having consistent Christian character, utilizing one’s spiritual gifts for the building up of the Body of Christ and your professional vocation, and yielding to the Holy Spirit’s call to service and Christian growth.

Technology Requirements

  • 2.0 GHz processor or higher
  • 4 GB RAM
  • High Speed Internet
  • Speakers/Headphones
  • Microphone (external or built-in)
  • Webcam (internal or external)


  • Zoom
  • Google Suite of applications
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (available free from the Adobe website)

Competency Assessment

Applicant’s skills and competencies to succeed in a distance education environment are assessed prior to acceptance via official transcripts, the online application, and required admission materials including a personal testimony to determine spiritual readiness.

Online Instructional Methods

Courses are disseminated 100% online through Populi.com. The Certificate in Biblical Knowledge program will use instructional methods such as, but not limited to: video lectures, reading and writing assignments, discussion boards, quizzes, and tests.

Online Grading Practices

Final tests or examinations are course specific and assessed with a rubric. Passing grades are determined by each instructor and stated in the course syllabus. Within 48 hours of submitting assignments, work is evaluated and a grade is posted in the online course grade book. Students have access to view their personal grades at any time. There is no mailing of institutional responses or evaluations of students’ work. All grading and communication with students is conducted within Populi, the online operating system.

Graduation Requirements

CCU awards an academic Certificate Program diploma to students who are in good standing upon the satisfactory completion of all degree requirements, as listed in the University Catalog for the year during which the student first enrolled.

To be eligible for a Certificate Program diploma, a student must:

  • Complete the approved program consisting of 24 credits through Calvary Chapel University
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00
  • Meet all University financial obligations.

Note: No grade below a C- will be applied toward a Certificate program at Calvary Chapel University. Please submit a Graduation Application to the Registrar’s Office at the beginning of the final semester. In order for you to receive your diploma all financial obligations must be met.